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Booktitle:

Desert Fathers

Alphascript Publishing (2010-10-20 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-0-67082-5

ISBN-10:
6130670826
EAN:
9786130670825
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.The Desert Fathers were Hermits, Ascetics and Monks who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt, beginning around the third century. They were the first Christian hermits, who abandoned the cities of the pagan world to live in solitude. These original desert hermits were Christians fleeing the chaos and persecution of the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century. They were men who did not believe in letting themselves be passively guided and ruled by a decadent state. Christians were often scapegoated during these times of unrest, and near the end of the century, the Diocletianic Persecution was more severe and systematic. In Egypt, refugee communities formed at the edges of population centers, far enough away to be safe from Imperial scrutiny. In 313, when Christianity was made legal in Egypt by Diocletian's successor Constantine I, a trickle of individuals, many of them young men, continued to live in these marginal areas. The solitude of these places attracted them because the privations of the desert were a means of learning stoic self-discipline
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
184
Published on:
2010-10-20
Stock:
Available
Category:
Antiquity
Price:
4504.06 руб
Keywords:
Desert, Fathers, Hermit, Asceticism, Natrun, Crisis, Century, Scapegoat, Diocletianic

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